Deborah Sussman

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Deborah Sussman Gets What She Deserves

Los Angeles designer Deborah Sussman is 82 and still full of the tireless talent and energy that made her an environmental design pioneer. The Woodbury School of Architecture has launched, "Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles" that focuses on a large portion of the Los Angeles designer's early work. I asked Sussman to sum up...

Supergraphics and Computer Art: Deborah Sussman and April Greiman in L.A.

The exhibition California’s Designing Women: 1896–1986—on view at the Autry National Center, in Los Angeles, until January 6, 2013—includes 225 objects by 46 women designers. There are ceramics, clothing, furniture, jewelry, textiles, and much more. Fortunately, the graphic arts are not neglected. Although the show includes only a handful of women graphic designers, two...

Talking “Eames Words” with Deborah Sussman

“The world knows about the chairs, the films, the toys,” Deborah Sussman said. “But the world does not know what Charles and Ray said, what they loved, what they had for breakfast. They found uncommon beauty in common things: a loaf of bread, a keg of nails, a ball of twine.” She was talking...

Influence and Inspiration, Part 1: John Coy

[Editor's note: This is the first of two interviews with AIGA/LA's newest Fellow recipients. The second, with Jeri Heiden, is here.] Lee Clow was reinventing advertising. R/Greenberg Associates was inventing motion graphics. April Greiman was inventing PostModernism while running CalArts’s Visual Communications program and getting naked for Design Quarterly. And April and Sussman/Prejza were...

The Future of Web Fonts Is Sooner Than It Used To Be

In his opening keynote, Roger Black couldn’t have been more succinct: The future of typography is “all about screen fonts.” So naturally, for  TypeCon 2010′s “The Future is Now” panels, the topic was “Web Fonts.” And for the second half, the stage was packed with 14 typography-related business people. Okay, businessmen. The full session...